This trio is great for nice, fresh, spring time color without having to go Easter Bunny pink. I'll admit that while it's pretty, it didn't excite me as much in person as I'd anticipated. The lightest shade is a soft, lavenderish pink with the slightest shimmer/sparkle. Nothing out of the ordinary, but pretty nonetheless. The middle shade is a matte, cool-toned tea rose shade. Very pretty color that complements the lighest shade, but use a light hand with the middle color to avoid looking like a lab rabbit. The darkest shade is pretty neat- a matte plum, but not deep, dark plum. It's like a medium-dark plum, which is nice for when you have darker lashes and don't need a dark liner. This is tied with the Peach trio as my second favorite. Good trio if you love your pinks, or if you're stuck in a browns/neutrals rut and want a little change. :-)
Ordinarily, I cannot pull off peach tones for eye makeup. But this trio is very nice in that it's actually peach, not one of those awful apricot shades masquerading as peach. I'm really liking this one because it's a color family I ordinarily run screaming from. Change is always nice :-) Anyhow, the lightest shade is a slightly warm, pinky-flesh shimmer color. Not shimmery like "Hi, my name's Allison and I'm in the 8th grade." shimmery, but a nice, sparkly shimmer. The middle shade is a very pretty, very understated peach. It's peach without being too orangey or too dark. The dark liner shade is a deep chocolate, but a little lighter than the Banana trio's liner. The Banana trio's liner is like dark chocolate, where the Peach trio's liner is more of a milk chocolate color. It looks kinda blah, but with the mildness of the other two shadows, you don't want to go overboard with the liner. It works perfectly with the set. This one is tied with the Strawberry trio as a my second fave of the Cabana Girls collection. This is definitely worth checking out if ou're a peach color fan or just looking to try something different.
By far my favorite of the Cabana trios, and here I thought that Strawberry Daiquiri would be the only one I'd like. This a *true* neutral/nude trio. It's neither warm nor cool, and for such a simple set of colors, it makes for an absolutely gorgeous nude eyeshadow look. The lightest shade is a creamy flesh-tone shimmer eyeshadow with almost the slightest hint of pink in it. I can't compare this to any shadows in the line, unfortunately, but it's just beautiful. It's not as shimmery as the lightest shade in the Capri trio. With this one, it shimmers, but more in a sparkly way. The middle shade is a matte kind of a cafe con leche color. I'll admit, if I saw this eyeshadow as a single, I'd probably think it was quite dull and, shall I say, ugly, but it looks really pretty next to he other two colors. Th darkest shade is a matte, deep chocolate color for a liner. Again, something I'd nod an smile at if it were a single eyeshadow, but with this trio, it's absolutely perfect. If you're into the nude makeup look, you cannot miss out on this trio!!!
If you liked the Seedy Pearl eyeshadow, you'll love this pigment! Seedy Pearl is like taking the Pink Opal pigment and pressing it into a compact. Only I find the loose powder much easier to manager, not to mention for just $6 more than the Seedy Pearl eyeshadow, you get like 10x the product. Good stuff :)
I actually use this as a blush. It' the perfect pink shade for me that sparkles... pink! I love this stuff! For the amount you get, $18 is uber cheap. One jar will last forever.
Received this in a swap- I agree, this is like a "diet" Coco Mademoiselle. Right now I have Coco M. spritzed on the back of one hand, Chance on the back of the other, and a can of ground coffee in front of me (I'm killing time until I pull an all-nighter at the campus photo lab. What can I say?) The initial scent is different than Coco M., though. At first, it smelled just like Demeter Earl Grey Tea with a slight citrussy twist. However, on dry-down, it matched Coco M. to a t- only Chance is Coco M. taken down several notches in terms of intensity. However, I still really like this. I loved Coco M., but it was just *way* too strong. Chance is the same fabulous scent without announcing your fragrance of choice to the rest of the elevator passengers :)
Wow. The colors look just gorgeous in the packaging and look even more flattering on the skin. The first color is like a more shimmery, beigey, less-pink version of Cassatt (closest match would be one of the newer shades called Heather) and sweeps all over the lid beautifully for a not-too-much base. The second color is very similar to Grace and doesn't show up on the skin as being too much darker than the base color. A bit more warm than the base color, though, and a bit more shimmery. The third color is a deep, matte plum that works great as a basic liner. I can't say much about the darkest shade- it definitely complements the set, but it doesn't leave me screaming for more quite like the base shade. Very subtle, simple effect, over all. Demonstrates the idea of "less is more" very effectively. I will definitely be back-stocking this item!
Very lovely jasmine fragrance (think: Stila Jasmine Flaunt). I can't give this a 5 lipstick rating simply because it is just that- a nice jasmine fragrance (nothing too frilly). It's a great perfume for those who like very simple, singular scents that don't have 8 million fragrances blended.
All these years I thought florals just didn't work with me. Boy, was I ever wrong. Marc Jacobs is one of those classic-types that smells good on anyone. It can be rather strong and heady at first- a lovely interpretation of gardenia-, but it has a nice, fresh dry-down. Like a light, clean-smelling floral. I give it an A+++++ If the price scares you away, worry not. You can smell every dime well-spent.
Okay, so from what I've read this stuff can get rather pricey. I got a 1.7 oz decantered in swap, and oh my god...it smells wonderful. Very fresh and clean- a perfect casual scent! I don't care if it's for guys- I'm wearing this one!